Friday, December 7, 2012

Santa's Village

Small towns need to do something when a highway is built and diverts all the traffic past their main streets. The town of Bracebridge took advantage of their location in what is known as cottage country and also their latitude that puts them halfway between the North Pole and the Equator and decided on creating a Santa's Village.

Santa loved the idea so much that after he built a cottage for himself, he built a village for everyone to enjoy. He even cajoled the elves to build rides and attractions and to provide food for their guests all summer long.

here are people pointing at a strategically placed elf

notice the absence of the postal code

There are campgrounds open from June to September and an activity laden Christmas Fest the week before the Big Day.

It has been ion operation since 1955 and I remember going here as a kid. In spite of the $30 per person, it seems to get rave reviews as a perfect outing for families and especially the younger children as the rides and activities are geared towards them.

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  1. That is so cool...lovely idea

  2. Amazing place. One day I will love to come to USA

  3. What fun that must be! I'm so glad it is still around. Great cards! Happy PFF!

  4. looks like they just gave the dog in card one a treat :D

  5. I have black and white shots of that very place with my folks and grandparents back in the mid fifties. It was fun back then and I would imagine they have improved it quite a bit in the meantime.

  6. Interesting. It likes the sort of thing kids love.

  7. 30 dollars is a lot! now i cant imagine going there but as a kid i loved such places...


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